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Candytuft
Iberis umbellata


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About Candytuft (Iberis umbellata)
Height: Up to 1 1/2 ft.
Flower Color: White tinged with pink or purple
Plant Type: Perennial in warm areas. Grown as annual in colder regions.
Flower Type: Clustered flowerheads of tiny flowers
Bloom Time: Mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Candytuft's native range?
  Indigenous To: Mediterranean
Where Candytuft is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
  States:
How to grow Candytuft (Iberis umbellata)
  Soil preference: Dislikes dampness, prefers fast-draining soils.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Adaptable to even arid conditions.
  Instructions: This famous flower is unusual. Even though it is a perennial in its native range, it is in bloom in just weeks from seed. Couldn't be easier to grow. Simply scatter seed on loosened ground in spring. Candytuft prefers dry conditions.

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